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By ARDEN BASTIA Warwick Police Officer Jill Marshall has reminded the world that while COVID-19 may take away lives and a normal way of life, it can never take away kindness. Police1, a law enforcement news network, recently recognized Officer Marshall more
In addition to the swearing in of Bradford E. Connor as Warwick Chief of Police, the Board of Public Safety made the following promotions in a ceremony held Jan. 19 at the Veterans Middle School. Because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, more
ANIMAL CRUELTY A 61-year-old Warwick man is facing animal cruelty charges after the discovery of several animals living in "deplorable conditions" at a farm he owns in Coventry, according to a joint statement from Coventry Police and the Rhode Island more
By JOHN HOWELL Bradford Connor was on the job Monday, and by Tuesday, even before officially being sworn in as Warwick Chief of Police, he was meeting with Mayor Frank Picozzi. Slowing down Warwick traffic is on the mayor's agenda. Picozzi has heard the more
DUI Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 2, Officer Nicholas DeMarco was traveling north on Warwick Avenue when he observed a northbound GMC Yukon swerve over double-yellow lines into the southbound lanes. "e;The vehicle then attempted to correct itself by more
By ARDEN BASTIA Peter Leclerc has been a Cranston police officer for the past 19 years, and this year will be his eighth year participating in the Police Unity Tour, a 300-mile bike ride in honor of those officers killed in the line of duty. The ride more
By ARDEN BASTIA Rhode Island State Police, local law enforcement, and many community members agree that reckless ATV, dirt bike and motorbike riders on public roads are a serious public safety issue, and calls are being made for new action to address the more
LARCENY Shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 24, Officer Jeffrey Taranto responded to an apartment on Warwick Avenue for a report of a stolen scooter. At the scene, the reporting party told Taranto that his 2015 Honda Ruckus had last been scene at 8 a.m. on Dec. more
SHOPLIFTING At approximately 2 p.m. on Dec. 18, Officer Tyler Stone responded to the JCPenney store at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. At the scene, a loss prevention officer at the store told Stone that employees had observed two men and more
FATAL HIT-AND-RUN Police continue to investigate a hit-run-run incident on Airport Road that left a West Warwick man dead. According to a statement from Detective Capt. Ryan Sornberger, authorities responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in more
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